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Hong Kong journalist speaks after conviction over database search

An award-winning Hong Kong journalist has been found guilty of improperly searching a public database to help track down the perpetrators of an attack on democracy supporters by government loyalists. Bao Choy, a producer with public broadcaster RTHK, was found guilty on two counts relating to searching a database of vehicle licence plates. Her conviction comes at a time of deepening concerns over press freedom in the international business hub as Beijing stamps out dissent in the wake of huge democracy protests.

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